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Ryan Field
Ryan Field
Courses Plus Student 21,241 Points

Problem using Gulp

Hi all,

So I'm trying to use Gulp at work to speed up development and do menial tasks for me (like inline CSS for emails), but I'm running into some issues.

I have a local machine that I work on, but the files that I work on are on another machine on our local network. Now, I've gotten Gulp and the couple packages that I would need for my day-to-day work by installing them locally on the other machine's directory where I'm working, but I'm looking for a better solution since the packages I use are about 50mb and I work on several projects a week, which would be a waste of space.

I found that you can npm link [package name] so you can just use globally-installed packages, but when I run npm list -g, it shows only the global packages on my local machine. The other machine is a server, so I'm not sure if I can install Gulp on it (there's no Users directory, FWIW). When I run npm install -g, it installs packages on my local machine even if I open the CMD window in a folder on the server.

Does anyone have any advice or help? Maybe Huston Hedinger?

Thanks in advance! :)